who owns pfizer

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Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation headquartered on 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York City. The company was established in 1849 in New York by two German immigrants, Charles Pfizer (1824–1906) and his cousin Charles F. Erhart (1821–1891).
Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for immunology, oncology,


Pfizer was founded in 1849 by Charles Pfizer and Charles F. Erhart, two cousins who had immigrated to the United States from Ludwigsburg, Germany, the year before. The business produced chemical compounds, and was headquartered on Bartlett Street in Williamsburgh, New York, where they produced an antiparasitic called santonin. This was an immediate success, although it was …

Legal issues

Pfizer has been accused of aggressive pharmaceutical marketing.
In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gabapentin only for treatment of seizures. Warner–Lambert, which merged with Pfizer in 2000, used continuing medical education and medical research, sponsored articles about the drug for the medical literature, and alleged suppression of unfavorable study results, to promote gabapentin. Within five years, the drug wa…

Environmental record

Since 2000, the company has implemented more than 4,000 greenhouse gas reduction projects.
In 2012, the company was named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Carbon Leadership Index in recognition of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Pfizer has inherited Wyeth’s liabilities in the American Cyanamid site in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey, a highly toxic EPA Superfundsite. Pfizer has since attempted to remediate this land in or…


Pfizer is affiliated with a variety of organizations engaging in political lobbying:
• Member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Washington D.C.-based coalition of more than 400 major companies and NGOs that advocates for a larger International Affairs budget, which funds American diplomatic, humanitarian, and development efforts abroad.
• Member company of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America(PhRMA), a trade association that lobbi…

See also

• Biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the New York metropolitan area
• Companies of the United States with untaxed profits
• Fire in the Blood (2013 film)
• List of pharmaceutical companies

External links

• Official website
• Business data for Pfizer Inc.:

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